Walk on the Chinese slums
• Walk on the Chinese slum
Shanghai - a modern metropolis filled with skyscrapers with huge neon signs Pestryaev all colors, rich neighborhoods and trendy shops. However, in some places you can still find the remains of poor neighborhoods, which, by the way, from becoming smaller every year. Today you will go to one of these places, which soon will be demolished.
- What else would you like to see in our city? - I asked our Chinese guide after examining the "duty" attractions.
- City we will be able to see and do, take us, please, in the Chinese countryside away from the high-rise buildings, - I said.
Please caused confusion, it was evident that with such requests, none of the tourists were not previously treated. After negotiations with the driver, we have promised to drive to the outskirts of the city in the quarter, which soon will be demolished.
- Excellent, just what you need - I said, and all my companions have unanimously supported.
The houses here are really poor, fix them no hurry, there it remains, I think, no more than a year. But I wanted to see for show part of China.
After a year or two there will be rise buildings such as a through road. At night they will be visible even from Russia. The fact that we found a piece of "past life", can be called luck.
On the outskirts of the quarter is relatively wide road.
Inside the narrow streets of the quarter. Near the gates and doors can often see chairs and tables. During the day they were empty, all the Chinese people busy with something.
is also empty the streets, you rarely see one or two passers-by.
The roofs of many buildings leaky.
Someone erases hose from the washing machine displayed in the roadside ditch.
The Chinese cat looks at the intruders with caution.
Not far discovered dog of unknown breed.
Of all the types of infrastructure only electricity here. By the way, what kind of plant is left?
Towards drove Chinese, I set it very kindly.
Some kind of sign. I can not read.
From here motorized transport only those tricycles. Perhaps this came from the market.
At the gates of the traditional Chinese patterns.
Exit from the depths of the slums on the road. There is already richer, many live trading, but the standard of living is not the same as in the city.
The locals smile and wave at the sight of tourists with cameras, which for some unknown coincidence wandered to the very outskirts.
Before delving into the quarter, we went to one of the roadside cafes, which is a couple of tables with canopies. Our visit were surprised, but promised to feed him, we had to wait twenty minutes. By the end of our walk the meal was ready. Let the presence of a cafe in a poor neighborhood does not surprise you, the Chinese people rarely cook at home, and the prices in the cafes here are so low that cooking food at home can be more expensive than eating in a cafe.
Kitchen. Menu does not shine delights, the most simple dishes. We were offered two kinds of dumplings, minced meat and consisted of different greens.
Of course, you need to eat dumplings with chopsticks.
For dumplings served with soy sauce, garlic slices. Dumplings were very tasty, much tastier than the restaurant food.
In two large plates of ravioli and five bottles of beer paid 40 yuan, it is a little more than 200 rubles.
The mistress of a cafe, she's the cook.
Thank you very much, it was very tasty and, I might add, very authentic.